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TikiFest Barcelona

TikiFest Barcelona

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Join us for a week-long TikiFest in beautiful Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain) from August 20-27. Members of the Tiki Community will meet to collaborate on several Tiki features, including:
* Extending the Tiki calendar to allow resource management (reservations and bookings)
* Improving the user interface for Tiki Workspaces
* Additional integration of CCLite (Community Currencies)
* Looking at ways to improve the overall Tiki Community by introducing collaborative code reviews, bug triage, and more.

Perspective participants are encouraged to add their own ideas, too. If you're planning to come to TikiFest, you might as well stay for WikiSym, which runs August 27-29.

For complete information, see

Elcom 8 now has a strong focus on social collaboration

As companies grow the need for great interdepartmental communication becomes even more important. Telephone and email are great tools but do not completely fill that need. The introduction of social intranet solutions is a big step towards a unifying employee communication.

Elcom CMS is stepping in and providing such a solution with their upcoming release. A leading provider of enterprise web content management, Elcom’s release of version 8 will decidedly focus on social intranets. As companies evaluate the purchase of a CMS this feature will no doubt be on the “wish list.” Elcom is very excited about this new release:

Anthony Milner, Elcom’s Product Director, commented “elcomCMS 8 is a major release and is literally bursting with great new features. It has a strong focus on social collaboration, calendaring and team workspaces, so if you’re evaluating Yammer or other similar solutions, we suggest that you down your tools and take a look at what we’ve delivered. We’ve also been working hard on delivering a fresh user interface which is targeted at ensuring the elcomCMS experience will delight our users and help you get the job done quicker.”

Elcom’s General Manager, Ryan Bloch followed on with “It’s an exciting way to start the new financial year. For over 15 years we’ve been working with organizations to deliver outstanding intranets. We can proudly say that this next release will take our intranet offering to the next level. We understand corporate intranets, we understand the best-practices and challenges, we have the experience and now we have great social tools to help organizations shine a light on hidden pockets of talent and bright ideas.”

Elcom 8 has an official release date of Tuesday July 10 2012. CMScritic will covering this release in more detail as it becomes available. For more information visit

Joomla 2.5.5 released

A new version of the wildly popular open source content management system, Joomla, has been made available. Version 2.5.5 was released today and brings with it the introduction of 11 new features and 2 security fixes for the CMS.

New features:

  • Add ability to copy a template
  • Implementation of Terms of Service
  • Option to disable the ability to change the Username in Profile
  • Set the CSS class for JForm field label
  • Add counter to redirect component
  • Add feature read more in feed items. Also bug fix for full text in feed items.
  • Media form field: show preview
  • Add the ability to limit the number of password resets within a time period
  • Improve user feedback during automatic version update
  • Add buttons in each menu selection tab in the module admin manager.
  • Multi-File Upload
dotCMS 2.0 Raises the Bar in Java-based Web Content Management

dotCMS, an open source, Java-based web content management system, is pleased to announce the release of v2.0.  This latest release continues dotCMS’s pursuit of providing one the most scalable, powerful and easy-to-use web content management platforms in the marketplace today.   No spin or catchy titles, just good, meaningful tools and functionality for both commercial-grade and multi-tenant content driven web applications. 

“dotCMS 2.0 is our response to the on-the-ground, real needs of both business users and developers,” announced Will Ezell, CTO of dotCMS.  “We have exciting plans for the 2 series, which will continue to rapidly improve upon our already robust enterprise content platform”.

Features and Improvements for Business Users:

New Customizable/Extendable Workflow Engine 

The new workflow engine in dotCMS 2.0 allows the creation of multiple, multi-level workflow schemes for content and files.  Workflow actions can trigger customizable sub-actions. For example, posting a value of a content field to a twitter account on publish -or- adding/removing a document/piece of content to a SOLR indexing server.  Additionally, different content types can have completely different workflow schemes -- all manageable through the easy to use dotCMS UI.

Files as Content

Files and Document types can be created in the UI and administrators can be customize fields, properties and relationships on a per file type basis.  The beauty of “Files as Content” is that these files are still URL addressable binary files with all the benefits of being content.  This allows CDN friendly pathing to files and image manipulation with no query strings. Additionally, with HTML 5, we have greatly improved multi-file uploads.

Full-Text Document and Metadata Indexing

In dotCMS 2.0, all metadata and content is extracted from documents and files.  dotCMS makes this information searchable, including full-text indexing of all MSOffice documents.  This allows for robust document management solutions to be created using the out of the box tools in dotCMS platform.

Content Editing UI improvements and Pessimistic Content Check-in / Checkout

Workflows and content locking are integrated into an improved content editing UI.  Now content can be truly locked for editing - only the editing user or CMS Administrators can release the lock.

Key/Value Field Type

Allows a content type to have an unlimited number of values that can be determined when the content is being entered.  For example, this becomes very useful for a specifications page for various electronic products in an ecommerce environment.


Features and Improvements for Developers and Administrators:

ElasticSearch for performance and horizontal scalability

dotCMS now includes a hugely scalable content index that auto-replicates and auto shards.  This infrastructure allows for content to be indexed once, available everywhere in clustered installations.  ElasticSearch can also scale independently from your dotCMS installation based on an implementation’s needs.  And to improve management of multiple environments, indices can be backed up using a restful interface and restored across instances/ environments.

Data Model/API Improvements

dotCMS continues to improve under the covers as the data model enforces content rules and maintains data integrity without loss of flexibility.

OSGI Implemented (BETA)

dotCMS 2.0 includes the start of a new architecture for extending and developing in dotCMS by providing an OSGI interface for the hot deployment of custom java functionality.  Currently the OSGI package manager allows administrators to deploy Velocity Viewtools, and workflow Actionlets (Custom Workflow Actions) and other OSGI packages via OSGI, without needing a server restart.

Spring 3 MVC Support 

Spring MVC remains one of the most used Java web application frameworks and now, dotCMS 2.0 ships with a Spring 3 View and View Resolver. This allows that developers looking to implement controller logic in their CMS or content driven apps can use Spring MVC to implement their functionality in dotCMS.

Logging Improvements

Never to underestimate the importance of seemingly small improvements -- the new Velocity Logging feature gives site developers a stack-trace that greatly speeds the debugging of hard to find velocity errors.

About dotCMS 

dotCMS offers an enterprise-level, open source J2EE/Java web content management system -- providing large  organizations a rapid development platform for both commercial-grade and multi-tenant content driven web applications. 

dotCMS, out of the box, meets a majority of today’s user expectations. Also, since dotCMS is Java based and standards driven, it makes enterprise customizations and integrations simple for web development teams to implement. 

Founded in 2003, dotCMS is a privately owned US company based in Miami, Florida and Boston, Massachusetts.  With a global network of certified development partners and an active open source community, dotCMS has generated more than a half-million downloads and thousands of implementations and integration projects worldwide. 

Notable dotCMS customers include: Standard & Poors, The Bank of Italy, Hospital Corporation of America, Aon, Panasonic Corporation,, Constant Contact, Thomson Reuters, Toyota, Honda, Novartis, Sygma, iSelect, Meridian, The National Archives of Quebec, State of Ohio, University of Texas and Colorado State University.


Habari is a free and open source blog engine written in PHP. It runs on web servers such as Apache, Lighttpd or Nginx and it currently supports MySQL, SQLite and Postgres for the database backend. It gets its name from the Swahili word "habari" which translates to "news", as in "what's the news?".

It is developed by the Habari community, in a meritocratic process inspired by the Apache Software Foundation. Commit access is handled liberally, with new contributors easily getting access to their own branches in the main source code repository. The decision-making process always involves the community, although the decision is finalized by a vote amongst the Habari committers. This ensures that different opinions are heard and discussion is not stifled.

Features include:

  • Modular, object-oriented core for easy extensibility
  • Supports multiple database backends
  • Uses prepared statements throughout to protect against SQL injection attacks
  • Media silos to directly access various ways of media storage, like Flickr, Viddler, or the server's filesystem
  • Atom Publishing Protocol support
  • Multiple users (authors) supported
  • Multiple sites on one installation supported
  • Support for static content ("pages")
  • Plugin support
  • Tag support
  • Importers for Serendipity and WordPress
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Updates Tiki 6.7 LTS

Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware Updates Tiki 6.7 LTS

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The Tiki Community is proud to announce the release of <strong>Tiki 6.7 LTS</strong> (Long Term support Version). This release includes bug fixes and updates only -- there are no new features in this release.

Tiki Administrators using the LTS version are encouraged to upgrade to this latest release. The Tiki 6.x branch will remain the Long Term Support version until the release of Tiki 10, planned for October 2012.

And stay tuned for the first public beta of Tiki 9.0, the next generation of Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware, that is expected to be available shortly. This new version contains a host of improvements in multiple areas and several new features. Refer to for details.

For information on these releases and future Tiki plans, see the Tiki Roadmap ( You can obtain Tiki 6.7 LTS and Tiki 9.0 beta (as well as all other Tiki releases) from .

About Tiki
Tiki Wiki CMS Groupware is a full-featured, web-based, multilingual (35+ languages), tightly integrated, all-in-one Wiki+CMS+Groupware, Free Source Software (GNU/LGPL), using PHP, MySQL, Zend Framework, jQuery, and Smarty. Actively developed by a very large international community, Tiki can be used to create all kinds of Web applications, sites, portals, knowledge bases, intranets, and extranets. It was formerly named TikiWiki. Tiki is managed by the Tiki Software Community Association. For more information, visit

Twitter: @tikiwiki

Magnolia CMS 4.5 comes with the largest upgrade to date

Magnolia CMS 4.5 has been released and this is their largest upgrade to date. What does this new version bring with it? A host of new features including:

  • Instant mobile websites and mobile content previews
  • New content targeting framework with multichannel publishing
  • Openness and industry-leading standards support – CMIS interoperability with MS Sharepoint, Alfresco, Photoshop, SAP, Oracle and others
  • Improved ‘front-end editing’
  • Reduced development times – simplified, more efficient templating, HTML5 support
  • Updates to the Magnolia Blossom# Spring Framework

This release is focused on delivering an open platform for enterprises to deliver an evolving virtual presence. New functionality includes instant mobile websites and multichannel content targeting, along with increased standards support, interoperability and new features to enhance user-friendliness.

Magnolia CMS 4.5 provides an open, flexible and standards-based platform from which users can present limitless channels. These channels deliver content that is optimised to specific target groups, locations, devices or any imaginable segmentation of website visitors. As such, multichannel publishing provides enterprises with an agile virtual presence, which enables them to be the first to capture new audiences on the web.

The system categorises web visitors, for example by device or location and directs them to the relevant content channel. Magnolia provides device detection functionality out-of-the-box. Developers can create their own detection functionality for channels based on location, language or any custom attributes.


ImpressCMS is a community developed Content Management System. With this tool maintaining the content of a website becomes as easy as writing a word document. ImpressCMS is the ideal tool for a wide range of users: from business to community users, from large enterprises to people who want a simple, easy to use blogging tool. ImpressCMS is a powerful system that gets outstanding results and it is free!

ImpressCMS can be used for many types of web sites. The system is highly scalable and it can be used for example as an intranet for a company with 20,000 employees as well as for building a simple 5-page website for the promotion of your company. The system is extremely useful for managing online communities because it has the ability to create user groups and assign permissions for managing content to each different group.

For each type of website ImpressCMS offers different functionality with a collection of hundreds of free modules that will be available at A few examples of what you can do with them:


  • Publish news of your organization
  • Let visitors contact you through a state of the art customizable contact form
  • Create and manage articles
  • Add a forum to your site
  • Sell products through your web site using an online store
  • ...and many more
  • ImpressCMS is free open source software in the full meaning of the word, covered by the General Public License version 2 (GPLv2). It is available for free and anyone can use it and modify it to their own extend. The system is based upon the award winning content management system XOOPS, which has known a strong reputation and a long development history.

    Quate CMS

      The Quate CMS is a simple, user-friendly, flexible and customizable website content management system. It is known to run on any server with recent PHP (4.3.x+) and MySQL versions. The Quate CMS is released under the GNU General Public License.


    • Free and open source. Licensed under the GPL.
    • Clean and simple article URL addresses for pages.
    • Fast interface - not bloatware.
    • Extensions engine to provide additional features when needed.
    • PHP 4 and 5 intercompatible. Also operating system intercompatible.
    • Supports multilingual pages for websites that need different pages with different translations.
    • Customizable - The main Quate CMS interface is so simple, it is difficult to tell if website is using the Quate CMS. They don't require a link back to theirs site. It's your site, not theirs.



    There are only a few server requirements to run the QuateCMS:

    • PHP 4.3 or higher.
    • MySQL 3 or higher.

    If you do not know if you meet the requirements, the QuateCMS installer will run checks before starting the installation process.

    On the client side, they highly recommend you to have javascript enabled (most users do not have to worry about this). Additionally, they recommend a web browser that supports image alpha transparency. Most recent web browser satisfy this. Again, these are only recommendations.

    Development Versions

    If you're feeling lucky, you can go ahead and try development builds. Development builds are incomplete, experimental, buggy, and are for testing purposes only. If you are a curious type, check out the git repository for this project.

    The development branch has been re-worked significantly from the 0.3 series. Some features from previous versions have not yet made it into the alpha release.

    Some of the notable changes include:

    • Clean and simple article URL addresses.
    • Page revision history saves older versions of your pages.
    • Caching system for better performance.
    • Support for MySQL, SQLite 2, and PostgreSQL databases.
    Alfresco-Jive linking offers socialized enterprise content management

    In March last year, Alfresco and Jive announced they were getting together to bring content management and social business software together. Today, they have announced the release of Jive Connector for Alfresco that enables cross-platform publishing between the two.

    With the recent release of Alfresco v4 that offers social, collaborative, mobile, cloud-connected content management, the new Jive Connector means that users of Alfresco Standard and Enterprise editions will be able to create documents in Alfresco and publish them in Jive.

    Jive users will also be able to publish in Alfresco, which means any social content that goes through either system can be integrated, enabling it to be shared across the two systems. In sum, what it does is to socialize all content.

    • Cross-platform publishing: Users can create content in both Alfresco and Jive and publish those documents to both platforms; when in Jive, users can bring documentation into Alfresco and work using whatever platform they choose
    • Common Database: Uses LDAP to use the common user store database
    • CMIS Interface: Uses the CMIS interface to provide a standard enterprise content management API supported by Alfresco as the primary interface of the integration